Category Archives: Self-publishing

Children in Read

After nearly 15 years I’ve at last got that novel finished. Lockdown’s been tough for many people, and it’s hard not to go out and about as you please, not to see family and friends except on a screen, not … Continue reading

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Back to Basics?

Anyone remember these little bits of plastic? I found this in a box in my study the other day, when I was hunting for a missing phone cable (why are all cables not standardized, to save all this hassle?). The … Continue reading

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Holiday reading?

If you’ve not yet read ‘Family Business’ or its sequel ‘Queen of the Road’, they’re currently available in the Kindle store for a mere 99p each!    

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Writer’s holiday?

A busman’s holiday is one that involves doing the same thing that you do at work. Maybe writers are a bit like busmen—however hard they try they can never really leave that essential part of themselves behind. We’d had a … Continue reading

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More than a pause…

Things don’t always go according to plan. There must be a good many people who’ve thought that over the past year—David Cameron and Theresa May among them. But it’s not just out in the wide world that life can scatter … Continue reading

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New paperback!

‘A Scent of Roses’ is now out in paperback. It’s the first of my novels never to have been in a print book before, and the only novel for which I’ve done all the publishing, first as an ebook and … Continue reading

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Critical pause…

I’d forgotten how much work is involved in writing a historical novel. It’s not just the research, but the need to immerse yourself in the minds and hearts of people living in very different times, with quite different hopes and … Continue reading

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A very good review?

Every author loves a good review. We all wish that every one of the readers of our books would give us at least 3 stars and say something nice about our writing. Apart from anything else, good reviews on Amazon … Continue reading

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Story-tellers

There’s one big plus to living in the depths of the country: everyone who calls, however routinely, is always ready for a cup of tea and a chat. That’s something I miss now we’ve moved to the city. There was … Continue reading

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Queen of the Road— new edition!

For those who like ‘real’ books, Queen of the Road, sequel to Family Business, is now available as a paperback here

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